As someone who has been sober over 18 years, I can relate to this article. I totally agree with the five points you made. My life fell apart after I stopped drinking and I also figured out that I was the root cause, not my drinking. It was only after I took full responsibility for my poor choices that my life got better. I didn’t hit rock bottom either and I made a choice to stop early because I realized that if I didn’t stop, I would hit rock bottom,
I actually have more fun not drinking and fortunately for me it wasn’t that hard to stop. It doesn’t bother me to be around alcohol and I don’t ever have the desire to drink. I remember what it was like when I did and it’s not worth it to take another drink.